April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Young Georgia Authors honored by Board of Education

The Wilkes County Board of Education honored the school system’s winners of the 2012 Young Georgia Authors competition at Monday night’s regular meeting.   More...

City council recommits to being GMA City of Ethics Mon. night

The Washington City Council met in a called meeting Monday afternoon to renew its commitment to ethical standards, to authorize the mayor’s appointments to boards, commissions, and authorities, and to chose a company for the city’s liabil More...

Celebrating 50 years of service

Friends and staff, including pathologist Dr. D. More...

A Tree City for 27 years

Celebrating the fact that the City of Washington has been named a Tree City USA for the 27th year, the Arbor Day Foundation recognized the city’s commitment to community forestry with a flag he More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Get your onions now

Kerry McAvoy’s classic 1949 Mercury that was used as a tour car at the recent Spring Tour of Homes will be on display when the Memory Lane Cruisers has its annual Cruise-In on The Square on May 12.  More...

Opinions

Using my seatbelt was a wasted effort except for all the times it saved my life

The first time I remember seeing a seatbelt in a car left a lasting impression, and it’s probably why I’m still alive to tell you about it.  More...

Book Review

Wild Bill Donovan

Bill Donovan, who would become the head of the wartime OSS, was the grandson of Irish immigrants. He grew up in a tough neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, with parents who were stern disciplinarians. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Lizzie P. Garnett

Funeral services for Lizzie P. Garnett, 92, were held Monday, April 16, 2012, at McLendon Memorial Funeral Home of Washington, with Rev. L.V. Turman officiating. Interment was in the White Oak Grove Church Cemetery, Thomson. More...

Marguerite Moss Thornton

Graveside services for Marguerite Moss Thornton, 79, of Washington, were held Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens, Washington, with Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. She died Tuesday, April 10.  More...

Arch Harris III

Funeral services for Arch Harris III, 68, were held Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Cherry Grove Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Charles Belton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Rayle EMC Relay for Life Team will have a fundraiser for a $200 gas card. Tickets are $1.00 each or $5.00 for six. The tickets can be purchased at Rayle EMC or from any member of the Rayle EMC Team. The drawing will be held May 3. More...

Ground broken for Wilkes’ Athens Tech career center

After years of planning and preparation, leaders from Washington-Wilkes and Athens Technical College broke ground Tuesday for the Washington-Wilkes Career Center Athens Tech Campus on Lexington Avenue.  More...

N. Alexander School Assoc. gains new support for plan to refurbish school facility

With a goal of refurbishing the old school as a multipurpose education and cultural center, more than 50 supporters attended Friday night’s 2012 annual membership meeting for the North Alexander School Association (NASA).  More...

Funds needed now for Independence Day fireworks celebration

Donations are needed now for a high-quality fireworks display planned as the highlight of the countywide Independence Day celebration.  The celebration is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, on The Square in Washington. More...

Annual Senior Walk a big hit with families

Hundreds of family and friends gathered Saturday night at the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Prom to watch and cheer for their seniors during the Senior Walk. More...

Cancer survivors will be hosted at Relay Survivors Dinner Apr. 26

More than 100 ­Wilkes County cancer survivors and their caregivers are expected at the annual Relay for Life Survivors Dinner at 6 p.m. More...

News

Commissioners move ahead with plan to acquire Toombs House for county

In an effort to continue operating the Robert Toombs House Historic Site and to expand the site’s activities and usefulness, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners voted to initiate proceedings to acquire the property from the state of Georgi More...

New member joins Rotary Club

Mark Williams (right), manager of Farmers Furniture in Washington, was inducted during a brief ceremony during the Washington Rotary Club’s regular Thursday lunch meeting on April 12. More...

Willsbary Sale to be held May 4-5 will raise funds for library programs

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library will hold the annual Willsbary Book, Bake, and Plant Sale on Friday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the front lawn of the library, located at 204 East Liberty Street. More...

Sports

Tigers win two in a row during past week

During the past week’s action, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team notched a pair of wins including one that adds to the region tally.  On Tuesday, April 10, W-W hosted Glascock County and shut out the Panthers out in a close 1-0 con More...

Tiger Club golf tournament set for May 4-5 at Country Club

A Washington-Wilkes Tiger Club Memorial Golf Tournament and Calcutta have been set for Friday and Saturday, May 4- 5, at the Washingon-Wilkes Country Club.  More...

T.J. and Friends golf tournament will be held on Fri., April 27

The fifth annual T.J. and Friends Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 27, at the Arrowhead Pointe Golf Club at Richard B. Russell State Park. Registration will be at 8 a.m. and shotgun at 9 a.m. More...

Worship

God’s chosen path of grace vs. man’s chosen path of sin

In Eden, all of Adam and Eve’s needs were met and they enjoyed daily fellowship with God. Read Genesis, Chapters 2 and 3.  More...

Personalities

Lindsey Nicole Woodall to wed Joshua C. Broome on June 23

Timothy and Deanna Woodall of Woodstock announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Nicole of Marietta, to Joshua C. Broome, also of Marietta, son of Lynn Cates Holland of Alpharetta and Charles H. More...

Ruth Garrard Collins marries Drew Brannon Wilson March 17

Ruth Garrard Collins of Watkinsville and Drew Brannon Wilson of Jefferson exchanged wedding vows in a traditional double-ring ceremony Saturday, March 17, at historic Smyrna United Methodist Church in Washington. Dr. More...

Ticket sales for raffle to raise funds for WMH BiPap machine

Xi Zeta Delta chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, is sponsoring an ice box replica raffle with all proceeds going toward the purchase of a BiPap machine for the respiratory department of Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...